TOTUS TUUS, MARIA !

MARIA DOMINA ANIMARUM IN IMAGES

Through the years the Mistress of all souls inspired three accounts by which She explained the essential characteristics of Her Work. These accounts, which as a whole can be regarded as a teaching of great significance, are the subject of the present section:


CANDLEMAS IN THE MARIA DOMINA ANIMARUM WORK

A bit of reflection on the images through which you enter our website

Candlemas is the feast on which Heaven celebrates the victory of the Light over the darkness, thus the Mistress of all souls once said. The reason for this lies in the fact that on this day the Mother of God and St. Joseph offered the little Messiah, the Light of the world, to God in the Temple at Jerusalem, thereby basically consecrating to God and to His Plan of Salvation the victory of the Light through Redemption. This is exactly where the purpose and meaning of the Maria Domina Animarum Work lie: This Work was created by the Queen of Heaven in order to take its place in the middle of the frontline of the battle wage by the Light against the darkness and to fulfil its vocation with persistence and determination, in a disposition of unconditional consecration to the Mistress of all souls and for no other purpose but to help bring forward the final victory of the Light over the darkness, all of this under the exclusive command and guidance from the Queen of Heaven, to whom the command in the war against te darkness was entrusted by God Himself.

What is actually 'the Light' or 'Divine Light', respectively? This concept refers to the fullness of Truth. The fullness of Truth could be defined as the accomplishment of God’s Laws, of the essence of God’s actions and intentions. This is exactly why the Mistress of all souls refers to Her Maria Domina Animarum Work as the Apostolate of true Love, true hope, encouragement and the fullness of Truth. Moreover the Maria Domina Animarum Work is all about opening up the effects of Redemption and sanctification through complete, unlimited and unconditional consecration to the Queen of Heaven in the Light associated with the fullness of Truth.

Around Easter 2012 the Mistress of all souls completely restructured Her Maria Domina Animarum Work, redefined Her Myriam’s 'public' tasks back to the pattern She Herself had designed many years before, and reoriented quite a few things so as to again make them exactly match Her Will, Her intentions and the original goals and purposes set for Her MDA Work. All of this merely in order for this unique Work to finally be able to fully yield the fruitfulness God had meant it to accomplish from the start, within the framework of His Plan of Salvation. Ever since, also this website has been restructured step by step according to the Heavenly Mistress’ inspirations, which is very time consuming yet most fulfilling but especially very beneficial to the souls. The Mistress of all souls spares no efforts to cleanse this Work of all and any worldly influences and of everything that is likely to have a harmful impact of any kind whatsoever on the accomplishment of the sublime goal She Herself set for it.

As the 'Apostolate of the fullness of Truth' this Work, which – let us never forget this – originates in Heaven and can only be developed and maintained on a mystical basis, can and will not afford to distribute even as little as the slightest element of knowledge which does not one hundred per cent correspond to that which the Mistress of all souls wants to teach the souls through Her Myriam and which is truly part of the Science of Divine Life.

This is how in the Spring of 2012 the picture entitled True Window on Maria Domina Animarum and Maria Domina Animarum as Spring time came about, which, as instructed by the Mistress, have ever since from that moment onward been used as gates to this website. These images were soon referred to by the Queen of Heaven as the only true pictures of grace depicting the Mistress of all souls.

How is it, that these wonderful pictures have not come about prior to 2012? The answer is plain and simple: Because the fullness of time for them was not accomplished any sooner, and the latter had to be paid for through a long series of tough trials.

These pictures are, in the deepest sense of the word, gifts from Heaven, filled up to the rim with Heavenly knowledge. They are truly full of Heavenly symbolism and teachings the soul will only be able to fully perceive in her heart of hearts. They also express exactly that which the Maria Domina Animarum Work is fighting for, with a view to advancing the establishment of God’s Kingdom on earth through the sanctification of as many souls as possible, in order that the goal the Eternal Love set for creation from the very beginning onwards might be accomplished. God could hardly give His souls more than this, and neither could the souls give anything more than this to their God.

Candlemas in the MDA Work: To Love the Light, to hope for the victory of the Light, to encourage souls to contribute to this victory, and to make this victory possible by serving the fullness of Truth and nothing else. That is what it is all about in this Work of Marian mystics at the feet of Her, whose vocation it is to crush the evil one and his works of darkness. Do let this Heavenly seed bloom also in your soul, it is given to you for free, because Somebody up there loves you beyond words.


THE TRUE WINDOW ON MARIA DOMINA ANIMARUM

(Myriam van Nazareth)

After, around Easter 2012, the Queen of Heaven had ordered a complete reform of Her Maria Domina Animarum Work, by the end of May She inspired an image, which She preferred to be used henceforth as the true window on Her Maria Domina Animarum Work. This picture offers an unparalleled rich symbolism, which in a variety of respects refers to the basic Truths on which this Apostolate is built, and to a number of basic theses the Mistress of all souls teaches in Her Science of Divine Life.

In the new picture the Most Blessed Virgin Mary’s capacity and vocation as the Mistress of all souls is stated more clearly than ever before, in that She has this capacity and this vocation depicted visually within their full context. Without this context Mary’s true nature and Works in Her 'capacity of all capacities' (i.e. as the Mistress of all souls) are often not understood the way they really are.

Therefore the Mother of God now avails Herself of this wonderful visual medium, in order that the hearts of Her children may in their turn open up to the unique gifts of grace in the way of sanctification and eternal bliss God wants to prepare for the souls through the Mistress of all souls and Her Science of Divine Life.

The 'New Window on the Maria Domina Animarum Work' has come about strictly upon a revelation by the Queen of Heaven, and was even intended by Her to be a Heavenly way to open up souls and teach them.

The Queen of Heaven invites all souls to allow this picture and the associated teaching to leave a very marked imprint on their heart as the great sign of hope, for through this sign She makes souls more receptive to the fullness of Truth on the major Works God is accomplishing through Her for the benefit of the souls, as well as to the true meaning of Her Maria Domina Animarum Work.

Further to an invitation by the Queen of Heaven I am privileged to explain something of the deeper meaning of the rich Heavenly symbolism the Most Blessed Virgin wants to convey through this picture, which She inspired Herself. The best thing to do, is for me to go through the main elements of the picture, so that the meaning of these elements within the framework of this Work of the Mistress of all souls may become clear:

  • Like a dome on top of it all we find the words Maria Domina Animarum, Latin for "Mary, Mistress of all souls", as the highest and all-encompassing title of the Mother of God and the name of Her Apostolate.

    These words are on the picture in blue, as an representation of Mary Herself. It is vital to point out this title should be regarded as the bearer of a double meaning: Firstly, the fact this Work propagates everything proceeding from the Heart of Mary in this all-encompassing capacity, and secondly, the fact that Mary is the real Mistress of this Work, who rules and controlls every publication, every action and every design created and spread within and through this Work, and who dictates any modifications as She sees fit.
  • Then comes the confession TOTUS TUUS, MARIA !, Latin for "(I am) all Yours, Mary". These words constitute the very formula of total and unconditional consecration to Mary. Ever since the day on which Myriam was called by the Mother of God the Latter has been wanting Myriam to use this formula as a formula by which to consecrate every writing, every letter etc. Through this formula everything that is published through this Apostolate, either on this website or through any other channel, is consecrated to Mary, put under Her custody, and carried into the treasuries of God’s Plan of Salvation through Her graceful hands. The Queen of Heaven refers to this formula as Her signature, and therefore has it put above every one of Myriam’s writings as well as above Her website.

    On the picture these words are in gold, as an expression of their sanctity, their dignity in God’s eyes, and as a tribute to the Queen of Heaven and earth.
  • The formula Ad Sanctam Trinitatem per Mariam, Latin for "To the Holy Trinity through Mary". This formula expresses the deepest sense of this Work: Through this Work in its entirety Mary teaches the souls the golden path to God’s Heart, which runs through Her by virtue of a Divine Decree. This formula confirms Mary as the Bridge between Heaven and earth.

    On the picture these words are in lila, because the Mistress of all souls refers to lila as the colour of deep mysticism, of the Divine Mysteries AND of penitence. Let us not forget that this whole Work is based entirely on mysticism, that it conveys knowledge of Divine Mysteries as part of the teachings in the Science of Divine Life, and that Myriam’s vocation was from the very beginning built on acts of penitence, which were taught and guided by the Mother of Sorrows.
  • The colours of the picture: For the greater part the picture is composed of shades of blue and white, which are the colours referring to the Mother of God. Mary taught Myriam that blue as the colour of the sky, of heaven, symbolizes the deep Peace of heart, the deep inner calm, the imperturbability, the inner balance, the perfect freedom from fear, anxiety, excitement and aggression. Blue is the colour of perfect, spotless harmony. Blue is also the colour symbolizing equanimity as well as unrestrained surrender, and therefore also of total consecration to Mary. Mary points out that, for the human soul, the blue sky is like the gate of Heaven, and that, because blue symbolizes Mary’s Being, this can be understood to mean that Her soul embraces all souls God has entrusted to Her custody and guidance in the order of grace, and that also therefore She is referred to as the Gate of Heaven: Within Her the soul enters into Divine Life.

    White is the colour of spotless purity and of Wisdom. Something white optimally reflects the sunlight. Purity is defined by the Mistress of all souls as the extent to which a soul is able to reflect God’s Light or to be a mirror of God.
  • The picture is interwoven with spring blossoms. Time and again the Mistress of all souls speaks about Eternal Spring, thereby referring to the inner disposition in which the soul is a bearer of Divine Life, true Love, perfect inner Peace, true sanctity. In this sense Eternal Spring would be the spiritual disposition Mary is trying to bring about in every soul through the teachings published within the framework of the Science of Divine Life (i.e. the whole of Myriam’s writings). These teachings could therefore be regarded as the way to this everlasting Spring. This way symbolizes the special hope the Mistress of all souls brings through the Science of Divine Life. As a matter of fact She keeps emphasizing that it is one of the major goals She has set for Her Apostolate, that it should bring hope to the souls of the Last Times. The spring blossoms in the new opening picture express all this. Moreover it should be pointed out the Mistress of all souls regards spring blossoms as symbols of virtue, and therefore as the path to sanctity.

  • In the upper part of the picture God is carrying the globe, which is 'embraced' by the Cross of Redemption. Myriam’s writings well and truly present the relationship between the Most Holy Trinity and Mary in the proper Light. The Mistress of all souls enthroned as the Figurehead in the battle against the darkness, in implementation of God’s Plan of Salvation in these Last Times, is enveloped in the fullness of Divine Graces, and in this most sublime sanctity She brings God to the souls, and the souls to God. For the benefit of the souls She has been granted the power to transform, the fullness of Wisdom and knowledge, in order for Her to be able to fulfil in all and any details Her role as the Guardian of mankind ("Woman, behold Thy son; son, behold thy Mother").

  • The Queen of Heaven is not the Source of Light, She is totally filled with the Light flowing from the Source, which is in God. In this state of the most sublime perfection any created soul has ever been able to reach and will ever be able to reach, She fully lives Her ultimate vocation as the Mistress of all souls for the crowning of Redemption and the Salvation of souls (meaning that Her vocation lies in accomplishing Redemption and Salvation in each individual soul of good will: Jesus Christ has bought the key to open the lock, the opening itself is the holy duty of each individual soul, and Mary is the God-given Auxiliary to assist each soul who is truly willing to make full use of the fruits yielded by the Christ’s Works of Redemption and who will actively collaborate towards achieving this goal).

  • On the left we see Mary as the Sorrowful Mother at the foot of the Cross, from which the Divine Redeemer Jesus Christ gives Her to all souls through the disciple Saint John, and gives all souls to Mary through Saint John. This act, which the Christ performed right at the very climax of His Work of Redemption (and can therefore be considered to be, so to speak, the crowning thereof), is in several places of the writings referred to by the Mistress of all souls as the basic covenant on which Marian consecration is actually based, and through which the latter was called to life by God Himself.

    The Mother of God initially called upon Her Myriam in Her capacity as the Sorrowful Mother. In this capacity, as a matter of fact, She very convincingly demonstrated the Truth about Her capacity as the Co-Redemptrix. Saint John was the apostle of Christ with reference to whom the Mistress explains that his faculty of mystical perception exceeded that of the other apostles, and that therefore he was the only one to actually suspect the true sublimity of Jesus’ Mother. Moreover Saint John played a part in the formation of Myriam as a mystical channel at the service of the Queen of Heaven: About the year 2000 Mary Herself allotted Saint John to Myriam as one of the latter’s 'guiding saints'.
  • In the middle we see the Mistress of all souls enthroned, with the ball and the serpent underneath Her foot. Here this element also expresses the Heavenly Queen’s final Triumph over Satan (We also refer to the picture in Maria Domina Animarum as Springtime). In many of Myriam’s writings reference is made to this Divine Promise. The fulfilment of this Divine Promise is the apex of the hope the Maria Domina Animarum Work is so abundantly filled with. Time and time again the Mistress’ teachings refer to the battle between God’s Light and the works of darkness, as well as to the fact Mary, as the Figurehead in this battle, has got the devil under Her feet. He has been in Her power from the very beginning, as of Her Immaculate Conception, and for the entire duration of Her sinless life. It is therefore only right that She should be the One, as a Representative of all souls, to crush the devil’s head, i.e. to finally render his works of darkness ineffective. In the crucified and risen Christ, the Man-God, the covenant between God and man has defeated the darkness and has cast the seed of this victory into each human soul who is willing to bring this seed to full maturity through a perfect following of the Man-God; in Mary as the created soul invested with 'god-like capacities'(i.e. capacities reflecting the highest possible degree of living after the similitude of God) the covenant between God and man is to defeat once again the darkness as a sign denoting the final victory of the soul who hs actually brought the seed of Redemption to maturity.

  • The picture is presented in such a way that the souls are given the impression as though they were looking through a window into the treasury of God’s Mysteries or into the accomplished reality of Divine Life.

  • Below the actual window the Mistress of all souls wishes to see the Salve Regina ("Hail, holy Queen..."), which shows us Mary as the Queen, Bridge to God, Mediatrix, sign of hope, and as the One who is able to help ripen and bloom, i.e. to help accomplish within the souls, the Promise of Christ, which is Eternal Salvation.

On this opening page Heaven offers us at a single glance the essential elements of the mission of teaching to which the Maria Domina Animarum Work has been called. The picture contains a rich teaching, in which it is demonstrated once again to what extent within this propagation everything is connected with everything, and how the Science of Divine Life constitutes a truly conclusive system. May this picture be perceived by every soul the way the Mistress of all souls has intended it: like a Heavenly embrace inviting the soul to enter into Her realm of perfect hope, encouragement, true Love and the fullness of Truth, this realm which is nothing else but God’s Kingdom on earth, for which Mary in Her capacity as the Mistress of all souls is preparing the souls and which She is trying to bring to them 'in an individually tailored way', i.e.: She has received the power to transform every soul to such an extent as to make the latter ready for a new spring in Divine Life, and She does so on the basis of the soul’s specific disposition and state of heart, vocation and 'luggage for life'.

Thus the Holy Virgin has obtained us the grace to impress into the hearts some of the things She wants to teach the souls, in one single picture.


MARIA DOMINA ANIMARUM AS SPRING TIME

(Myriam van Nazareth)

Easter symbolizes new life. Henceforth the Queen of Heaven would like Her Maria Domina Animarum Work to be represented by a new concept of images which expresses Her Presence and Her actions to the fullest possible extent.

The Maria Domina Animarum Work was established by the Mother of God as the mouthpiece for Her celestial teachings, and as of the beginning of Myriam’s vocation Mary insisted that the entire Work should be a mirror of Her own dispositions, Her own way of thinking and Her own way of feeling, and should therefore be an unequivocal sign of total, unconditional and strictly applied and experienced consecration to Mary. This is why the Queen of Heaven invited Myriam once and for all to bury in Her (i.e. Mary’s) Heart the entire background of certain developments concerning this Work, which She had never intended to take place, so as to prevent the darkness from feeding on these developments and so as to be able to lead the souls into the heart of Her Work through entirely new, perfectly clean windows. Mary, the Dawn of the spring day, will not allow to be paralyzed by the darkness. She is indeed the Mother of Eternal Light, and in the accomplished reality She has already defeated all darkness.

True blossoms will prosper only on a sound soil. This is why the Queen of Heaven is constantly leading us to places which, in view of Her sublime goals, are in need of cleaning. The result of the newest inspiration is a new, very hope inspiring spring, like it can only emerge from the Heart of the Mother of Christ, this Heart which, as is well-known, is the most holy Tomb of infinite Sufferings and Sorrows (including those of the souls consecrated to Her) and is perfectly united with the Heart of the Divine Redeemer – a spring which makes true Life in the hearts bloom. Spring is Life, blossoming, freedom, hope, new strength, the experience of God’s immediate vicinity, a bridge to the summer in which fruits will be reaped which are filled with both the juices from God’s soil and the gardener’s tears.

Not long ago the Mistress of all souls whispered so disarmingly and beautifully in Myriam’s heart: "If the soul entrusts everything to My Heart, nothing in her life will ever be lost. The effects the things yield are not determined by the extent to which these things are visible to the eyes of the world or not, but only by the Love and purity with which they live on inside the hearts, for it is Love and purity that invite God’s grace and true Life to be poured out upon all things"... Heavenly words like a spring time breeze.

Right from the start the Mistress of all souls built Her Work of propagation on a foundation of Love, purity and of meticulous attempts to avoid any kind of worldly influences. Thus the pictures through which She deigns to bring the essence of Her Work to the souls, express Her own purity, Love and spiritualization (the latter meaning Mary’s inner dispositions were to the highest possible extent pure from the corrupting influences of the world). The opening picture of our website, which is referred to by the Queen of Heaven as True Window on Maria Domina Animarum, and the picture constituting the third page, to which She gave the name of Maria Domina Animarum as spring time, together provide a gold mine of essential elements expressing the unique propagation by the Mistress of all souls. The first picture is explained in True Window. The latter picture, the one which constitutes the third page of this website and which also tops the present text, offers the following rich symbolism:


Symbolism of the picture entitled
Maria Domina Animarum as spring time

This very expressive picture conveys a great deal of that which the Mistress of all souls is teaching through Her Maria Domina Animarum Work. Therefore the following explanation could not possibly ever be complete. It is recommended to take it in together with the explanation accompanying the other picture – True Window on Maria Domina Animarum. Let us consider its main ingredients:

  • The picture is presented in a heavenly blue frame, expressing the infinity of the Heavenly Presence surrounding it all. Heavenly blue symbolizes the perfect inner Peace and perfect inner calm which prevail in any place where Mary is present and is enabled to truly dominate the atmosphere and pervade it with Her dispositions, for instance in the context of total, strictly practiced consecration to Mary.

  • In the middle Mary is sitting on a golden throne. She has received rule and power on account of Her perfect sanctity (gold symbolizing royal dignity and sanctity). She is holding a golden sceptre in Her right hand, as a symbol of Her royal power, and is wearing a golden crown, reminding us of the fact that in the hour of Her entry into Eternity God crowned Her to be the Queen of all creation on account of the fact She had led a life in absolutely perfect accordance with His Will, and that He elevated Her infinitely high above all souls and all things created. Remarkable also is the golden glow the Queen of Heaven is enveloped in. This glow symbolizes the fullness of grace She has so fully and thoroughly internalized and unfolded within Herself to such an extent that Her entire being seems to breathe the absolute fullness of sanctity any created soul could ever achieve – She radiates sanctity. Light represents God’s Truth, the effects of His Presence, His Laws and His Works. The golden Light symbolizes the fullness of Truth Mary possesses.

  • Mary is wearing a white dress, symbolizing the fact She is invested with the absolutely spotless purity and sinlessness, and a heavenly blue cloak, symbolizing the fact She is invested with perfect Peace resulting from a perfect self control, control of every possible human weakness, passion and influence from the darkness. In a manner of speaking She is invested with all capacities and characteristics of celestial nature. The pink girdle expresses True Love, in which She is completely soaked. True Love is like the trunk of the tree of virtues, the basic virtue of which all virtues spring and through which all virtues are nourished. Mary was chosen to bring Eternal Love in a human shape (Christ) into the world, in order for Him to redeem the souls through the ultimate act of Love, and in any conceivable way She has merged with this Love. The Sorrowful Heart is shown, which through a mystical Mystery possesses the full awareness and understanding of the nature of sin, and has been suffering and will keep suffering tremendously by this understanding. Before She started inspiring Her Revelations as the Mistress of all souls in 2005 Mary had already been leaving a major imprint on the first years of Myriam’s vocation in Her capacity as the Mother of Sorrows.

  • The Holy Spirit is resting on Mary, who is to the highest possible extent allowed to merge with Him and in whom the Motherhood over Christ was established by the Holy Spirit. 

  • Mary has got the moon under Her feet. She once explained this as follows: The moon symbolizes the Light in the darkness of the night. The representation of the Mother of God with the moon under Her feet therefore symbolizes the perfectly holy Woman who is in perfect control of all virtues (the Light). The struggle for the sanctification of all souls and against the darkness, as well as conveying an understanding of all strategies of the darkness and ways of deception by the darkness are part of the essence of the teachings given by the Mistress of all souls.

  • Mary’s right foot is resting on a 'ball'. The Mistress shows this 'ball' as having three meanings:

    1. It symbolizes the globe: The Mistress of all souls has been given a power over creation that no mortal soul could ever imagine. She expounds on this power extensively through this Work;

    2. It symbolizes the souls: In visions the Queen of Heaven repeatedly showed Her Myriam souls in a symbolic way as radiant, colourful immaterial balls. In this picture one might imagine this 'ball' to represent every soul – Mary as the Mistress of all souls, in which capacity Her unlimited power over each soul (angels, saints, human souls and demons) is expressed;

    3. It symbolizes a stone: The Mistress of all souls keeps emphasizing that all details of a soul’s journey through life, which may constitute or have constituted to her an obstacle, can be regarded as stones which, after the soul’s having consecrated herself and her life ardently to Mary, She – the Mistress – brings under Her control and turns to gold, so to speak (graces, merits yielding Redemption/sanctification). To Her truly dedicated souls the Mistress of all souls is the Mistress of their journey through life, including all stones on the path on which the soul accomplishes this journey, metaphorically speaking.

  • A snake or serpent, symbol of satan, the darkness, coils itself around the 'ball', meaning it is trying to rule and to strangle the globe as well as the souls and their journeys through life. Mary’s right foot on this 'ball' therefore also expresses Her power to control the effects of all works of darkness. During Her life on earth Mary was not even for a single second defeated by the devil’s temptations, and in the fullness of time She – 'the Woman' – is going to crush the devil’s head (symbolizing all works of darkness wrought by him). As the Mistress of all souls the Mother of God teaches extensively about Her unlimited power over the darkness and all of its works. One of the major purposes of Her mission lies in the fact that in every soul who fully consecrates herself to Her and consciously and strictly practices this consecration in daily life, She tries to deepen and to strengthen the resistance against temptation, blindness and deception, in order that the souls may to the fullest extent take part in the battle of the Light against the darkness, and therefore in the establishment of God’s Kingdom on earth.

  • All elements are presented against a background of spring blossoms. These symbolize spring time, bloom, true growth of the soul, all virtues, sanctification, true Divine Life. White blossoms can furthermore be regarded as symbols for a spotless innocence, as it is truly embodied by the Immaculate Conception. Let us not forget the Mistress of all souls keeps making clear She intends to lead all souls to the state of sanctity the first souls possessed before the original sin. 

Maria Domina Animarum (the Mistress of all souls) is the spiritual spring, the perfect stainless Bridge to the summer of Eternal Bliss for each soul who fully surrenders to the Queen of Heaven and gives Her the opportunity to make an unlimited 'use' of her entire life and her entire being, in other words: to deploy her to the fullest for the benefit of God’s Plan of Salvation. The Mistress of all souls teaches this goal through Her Maria Domina Animarum Work, which to that end was soaked completely in Her Presence and Her inspirations. Therefore this Work could not even exist without an exclusively mystical basis. No human mind, no purely human action could ever bring a Work like this to fruition. Man is inevitably a bearer of traces of winter. Only the immaculate Mistress of all souls is Bearer of a perfect spring and is able to ring in the actual summer. This is how She pours Herself out completely into Her spiritual fruit, Her Maria Domina Animarum Work, in order that the latter might be able to represent Her ever more perceptibly and that it may day after day be able to bring a touch of spring to the souls of good will, who wholeheartedly accept this Heavenly gift on their journey to the everlasting summer.

May during each encounter with our Work all hearts be receptive to the One who is the true Heart of this Work and who has got the power to awaken spring time in every soul.